| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
When Gov. Rick Scott signed the state budget today, he made a lot of Central Florida arts groups happy. More than $5 million will benefit arts and cultural programs in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola and Volusia counties under the 2014-15 budget.
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:52 PM
A year ago Tuesday the first of several hundred Seminole County residents were summoned to the Sanford courthouse for jury selection.
A half-dozen of them ultimately would decide whether former Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was a...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A steamer trunk full of jewelry. Twelve hundred hats. Three chest-high canvas bins overtopped with shoes. Three hundred bags of clothing with everything from military uniforms to lounge robes and old wedding dresses.
They were among more than 20,000...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:03 AM
By David Beasley
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Measles cases have hit a 20-year high in the United States, a troubling increase fueled by international travel by people who have not been vaccinated against the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:43 AM
A state lawmaker who represents the Seminole County neighborhoods that have seen two bear attacks in five months is pushing a plan to mandate residents use bear-proof garbage cans.
Rep. Mike Clelland wants all residents in subdivisions with frequent...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Park Avenue in Winter Park is the jewel of Central Florida.
It's the place you take your parents when they visit because I-Drive is for "tourists".
It's where little dogs don't walk on the sidewalks, but rather ride along "The Ave" in expensive...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:57 AM
State senators on Monday advanced legislation that would more harshly punish Florida teachers who molest or have sex with students.
Enhanced criminal penalties would apply to authority figures -- teachers, coaches, counselors and school volunteers...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:13 AM
A bill that calls for harsher punishments for Florida teachers who molest or have sex with students is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature.
The ennhanced criminal penalties would apply to authority figures — teachers, coaches, counselors...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Smaller races often mean smaller entry fees and a better chance of placing in your age group. Here are three this month:
Dawson's Dream 5K, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12, Geneva Elementary, 275 First St., Geneva. This is a memorial walk/run in memory of...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Cindy Williams' comments were carried to a national audience. But it was clear that, first and foremost, they were intended for one man: Robert Corchado, the suspected hit-and-run driver in a crash that killed 4-year-old Lily Quintus and injured 14 others...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Despite testimony that authorities consider Robert Corchado a "severe threat" to flee the country, a judge on Monday declined to raise the bond of the man accused in the KinderCare crash that killed a 4-year-old girl last week.
Orange County Senior...